May 26, 2018
Asynchronous I/O readiness notification library
The ivykis library is a thin, portable wrapper around OS-provided mechanisms such as epoll4, kqueue2, poll2 and select2. It was mainly designed for building high-performance network applications, but can be used in any event-driver application that uses pollable file descriptors as its event sources.
Programs written to the ivykis API are generally single-threaded or use only a small number of threads, and never block on I/O. All input and output is done in a nonblocking fashion, with I/O readiness notification delivered via callback functions.